Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana, & Ohio: The definitive guide to the region's top multiuse trails

Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana, & Ohio: The definitive guide to the region's top multiuse trails

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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Overview

Explore 72 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways across three states.

All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails, as well as other multiuse pathways in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Tour Ohio’s Amish country, take a ride along Chicago’s lakefront, and enjoy the picturesque countryside on Indiana’s longest rail-trail. These adventures and more await you on the many multiuse trails of the Midwest!

In this book, you’ll find:

  • Detailed maps for every rail-trail, plus driving directions to trailheads
  • Icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate
  • Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts
“You can now throw away all your self-help books on fighting depression, losing weight, toning muscles, finding something to do with your kids, and learning American history. Just use this guide, find a great trail—and enjoy!”
—Peter Harnik, Director, Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899979366
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Series: Rail-Trails
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nationwide advocacy group whose one great mission is to protect America's irreplaceable rail corridors by transforming them into multiuse trails. The Conservancy is based in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

About Ralls-to-Trails Conservancy iii

Foreword viii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

How to Use This Book 3

Illinois 6

1 Bloomingdale Trail (The 606) 8

2 Chicago Lakefront Trail 11

3 Constitution Trail 14

4 Des Plaines River Trail 18

5 Fox River Trail 21

6 Great River Trail 25

7 Great Western Trail 29

8 Hebron Trail 32

9 Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail 35

10 Illinois Prairie Path 40

11 Interurban Trail 44

12 Jane Addams Trail 47

13 Lincoln Prairie Trail 50

14 Long Prairie Trail 53

15 Madison County Transit Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail 56

16 Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail 59

17 Millennium Trail 62

18 North Branch Trail 65

19 Old Plank Road Trail 68

20 Prairie Trail 71

21 Robert McClory Bike Path 74

22 Rock Island Trail 78

23 Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Bike Trail 81

24 Tinley Creek Trail 85

25 Tunnel Hill State Trail 88

26 Virgil L. Gilman Trail 92

27 Wauponsee Glacial Trail 95

Indiana 98

28 Big 4 Rail Trail (Zionsville) 100

29 Cardinal Greenway 103

30 Delphi Historic Trails 107

31 Erie Lackawanna Trail 110

32 Indianapolis Cultural Trail 113

33 Monon Trail 116

34 Nickel Plate Trail 120

35 Oak Savannah Trail 123

36 Panhandle Pathway 126

37 Prairie Duneland Trail 129

38 Pumpkinvine Nature Trail 132

39 Rivergreenway 135

40 Sweetser Switch Trail 139

41 Vandalia Trail 142

Ohio 146

42 Alum Creek Greenway Trail 148

43 Bike and Hike Trail 151

44 Camp Chase Trail 154

45 Conotton Creek Trail 157

46 Creekside Trail 160

47 Great Miami River Trail 163

48 Heart of Ohio Trail 166

49 Hockhocking Adena Bikeway 169

50 Holmes County Trail 172

51 Kokosing Gap Trail 175

52 Little Miami Scenic Trail 178

53 MetroParks Bikeway 182

54 North Coast Inland Trail (Huron Comity) 185

55 North Coast Inland Trail (Lorain County) 188

56 North Coast Inland Trail (Sandusky and Ottawa Counties) 191

57 Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail 194

58 Ohio to Erie Trail 198

59 Olentangy Trail 204

60 Prairie Grass Trail 207

61 Richland B&O Trail 210

62 Rocky River Reservation All Purpose Trail 213

63 Scioto Greenway Trail 216

64 Simon Kenton Trail 219

65 Sippo Valley Trail 223

66 Slippery Elm Trail 226

67 T.J. Evans Panhandle Trail 230

68 T.J. Evans Trail 233

69 Wabash Cannonball Trail 236

70 Western Reserve Greenway 240

71 Wolf Creek Trail 244

72 Xenia-Jamestown Connector 247

Index 250

Photo Credits 260

Support Rails-to-Trails Conservancy 261

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